Palm Bay, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palm Bay, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Bay had a population of 104,723 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Bay is located at latitude 27.9856 and longitude -80.6626 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.72 sq. miles and a water area of 3.14 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Palm Bay (GNIS ID: 2404463) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Palm Bay, FL Boundary Map

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Palm Bay, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 104,723
Population in Households 104,347
Population in Familes 85,432
Population in Group Qrtrs 376
Population Density1 1,594
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 40,240
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 28,038
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 46,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,502 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,737 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,893 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $121,671
Average Home Value $129,099
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,940
Average Household Income $55,032
Per Capita Income $21,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.48%
Households 0.36% 0.51%
Families 0.22% 0.42%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Palm Bay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Bay to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density1 # 448 51st
Diversity Index2 # 249 73rd
Median Household Income # 436 53rd
Per Capita Income # 554 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.